Here are three lists… The first is what the church (the more conservative Protestant and Catholic, focuses on… The second is what I think God focuses on… The Third is where this blog is going and what I will focus on.. THE CHURCH FOCUS Abortion Supporting LGBT discrimination Supporting gun rights Supporting the death penalty … More What We Focus On
I am sitting in front of my computer right now feeling a anxiety, a longing, a pressure on my chest. I want the words to describe the reasons for this, but they are slow in coming. Last night I cried to God. On one hand, I realized that I have been trying to find something … More Alienation of the Heart
Recently, I had a pastor elude that he can tell who is “walking with the Lord”? So I began to think to myself that in the church there seem to be a lot of people who think the same thing. A couple of questions I have then are…How can you tell? Are we suppose to … More Are You “Walking With The Lord”?
American Evangelicalism is a funny hybrid of Christianity. On one hand we say we believe the Gospel to “get saved” but on the other hand we live our Christian lives as if it has nothing to do with our relationship with God. We… Seek to have a “closer (walk) relationship” with God, work “to become holy”, strive … More Nothing But The Blood?!?!?!?
Value voters just held their summit in Washington DC with speeches and cheer-leading sessions touting “Christian values”….lets take a moment to add these values up according to the Bible. Abortion (actually a spontaneous miscarriage due to being hit) 1 time, homosexual behavior 6 times, taking back “our country” 0 times, Republican/Tea party 0 times, USA … More Value Voters vs Biblical Values
This is a season of introversion for me. As such, I am examining, once again, my life, and my faith. I saw the musical Children of Eden at the college my daughter attends. It is an interesting interpretation of the creation story and the flood (actually it would make a fundamentalists head explode). See here … More Created To Be
I admit it, I am unbalanced. My moods fluctuate between dark depression and almost happiness. My self-image reflects both despising and exalting self. My actions fluctuate between self-serving egotism and verging on altruistic. My Christian life is a combination of saint and sinner and by far, more in the sinner category than the saint. I … More Unbalanced God
Everyday on television, the internet, and on the radio, Christian pastors and speakers pontificate about the sins committed in American society by people, they claim, have little regard for God. They rant against the unchurched embracing evil practices and how the country is going from bad to worse. These masters manipulators of the Bible dressed … More Are There Sinners In Your Church?
It never fails. I quote a passage of Scripture on Facebook about loving others and someone is always quick to remind me that I shouldn’t take this “love and grace” thing too far. Here is an example. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8) I suggested that … More Conditionally, Unconditional
Humanity matters to the Creator. People matter to Jesus. Humans were placed in a Paradise planted by the hand of God Himself, because he created them, breathed life into them, and He loved them. People were healed emotionally, physically, and spiritually by the hand of Jesus because he loved them unconditionally. We, the church, the … More People Matter…